I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

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Baking peanut butter cookies with Spinosaurus

The other day Spinosaurus dropped by for a visit. It was a great surprise to see him because he’s usually so busy, he doesn’t have time to hang out here the way he used to. I was just about to make some peanut butter cookies and he asked if he could help. As you can see, he was a great assistant! Hopefully he will come by more often and help with other projects in the kitchen and garden.

These peanut butter cookies are slightly chewy and coated in a thin layer of sugar, perfect for dunking in a glass of milk or your morning espresso. I’ve been baking them forever, but yesterday I realized it is more fun to make them with a friend. A recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


Beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies by making crisscross marks with fork tines or dinosaur footprint, dipping utensil in sugar between flattening each cookie. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks. Cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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That weird sting of jealousy when your significant other reblogs something you reblogged … but they don’t reblog it from you.  


I thoroughly enjoyed tfios and I am thoroughly enjoying the metaphor meme

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Anonymous asked: I want to do the thing, but the thing is hard, and my day job is exhausting, and there are just so MANY things to choose from focus gets scattered


Oh god, I hear you!

Remember the day job is the practical fuel of the life you want to have.  It’s not you if you don’t want it to be.

Carve out what time you can. 30 minutes a day is 3.5 hours per week.  It’s enough time to practice an instrument or learn a language over the course of a year.  If you can write just 500 words a day and figure some days will get fucked up that’s still 150,000 in a year.  Which is two novels.  Or one novel and a shit ton of revisions.  Or a novel and a language!

Don’t have 30 minutes? Halve it.  That’s still 75,000 words a year!